My usual morning routine stays the same except removing the time I commute into work, I have an extra 30 minutes to do the below (and also squeeze in an extra half an hour of sleep)
Workout (I miss my morning cycle into work and going to the gym over lunch, however I’m adjusting and getting used to working out at home now)
Getting a drink in while my laptop boots up
30 minutes to plan out my day, have breakfast, catch up with the news and chit chat with my team
I make a point to maintain as much contact as possible with the team, and it is now done through various apps and video conference programs (Google Hangouts or Zoom)
Starting work at 9am
Weekly sales meeting on Monday mornings followed by a weekly stand up with the rest of the team
As I believe it’s especially important to maintain as much contact with the team as possible during WFH routine, we have increased our team catch-ups to twice a week (the start and end of the week) instead of once a week
Weekly 1-1s with each member of the team and it is easier for me to do so as we are a lean team here in Asia
Lunches are also interesting as I use to enjoy taking a bit of a walk to get food which I have been doing until now but will most likely start to prepare my own meals moving forward because I was kiasu (local slang for 'fear of missing out') and bought TONS of food that I now need to eat.
I have increased my contact with our HQ in France and speak to them regularly during the week
Regular catch-up calls with our CEO and CRO
Scheduling calls with our HR team to send them updates via email weekly
As you can imagine, being in a sales role is a bit tricky right now as meetings and taking clients out is not possible.
Things I do to maintain client relationships:
I try to schedule as many video calls as I can or simply just pick up the phone and give people a ring
Everyone is in the same situation and I have found that people generally appreciate a video/voice call every now and then even if it’s just to say hello
We're also sending out Grab delivery vouchers to our clients. We can't physically have lunch together, but I can still buy them lunch!
I find that having regular contact with people and maintaining as normal a routine as possible really helps to keep my sanity in check.
So at the end of the day I pack away my stuff, power down my laptop and end the day at the same time I usually do at work. I really don't like bringing my work home but it is obviously a bit difficult when you are WFH, but I do try to end the day at the same time and same way I do when I'm at the office.